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Robbie Ray | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 12 (0) / WAS
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Robbie Ray dropped to 8-15 after giving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Nationals.
Ray finishes with an 11.25 K/9 IP, which ranks 21st all-time among pitchers to qualify for the ERA title. Unfortunately, he also finishes with a 4.90 ERA, which is the third highest mark ever for a pitcher with 200 strikeouts. Many will look at the strikeouts and label him as a 2017 breakthrough candidate. We're not quite as optimistic; he should be quite a bit better than this, but he doesn't project as a top-of-the-rotation guy. Thu, Sep 29, 2016 05:09:00 PM

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Robbie Ray allowed five runs -- four earned -- on six hits over 3 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Ray's struggles continue, as he's now 8-14 with a 4.77 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 31 starts. The southpaw has struck out a whopping 215 batters on the year, but little else has been ideal in his sophomore year as a full-time starter. Ray will get one more start to try to go out on a high note, taking on the Nationals on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Robbie Ray racked up eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings on Sunday, put also surrendered five runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Ray also issued a pair of free passes in the ballgame. He carried a shutout into the fifth inning where Kike Hernandez launched a solo home run. He then ran into an ambush in the sixth where the Dodgers pushed another four runs across before chasing him from the game. The left-hander now sports a 4.66 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 210/63 K/BB ratio across 166 innings on the season. He'll take on the Orioles in Baltimore his next time out on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 09:30:00 PM

Robbie Ray was unable to secure a quality start in Tuesday's win over the Rockies, allowing four runs on six hits over five innings.

Ray struck out seven and walked one on the evening. The start began poorly enough, as he yielded three runs in the first inning. Opposing starter Jorge De La Rosa was even less effective, though, and Ray ultimately came away with a win. His results throughout the season have swung wildly between encouraging (he struck out 12 in his last start) and infuriating (he surrendered six runs the start before that). Overall, the 24-year-old southpaw has pitched to a 4.55 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 202/61 K/BB ratio over 160 1/3 innings. A home start against the Dodgers awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:11:00 AM

Robbie Ray fanned 12 while allowing three runs in six innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.

It's great that Ray is racking up the strikeouts; 185 now in 155 1/3 innings. It'd be better if he were an effective starter in the process, but one can't ask for everything. He walked four in this one, and both hits he allowed went for extra bases (a homer and a double). With the loss tonight, he's 7-13 with a 4.46 ERA.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 01:36:00 AM

Robbie Ray gave up six runs -- five earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Rockies.

Ray had a nice August, but he wasn't able to keep it going in Coors Field; he allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out just two tonight. He still seems like a decent option for the rest of September.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:30:00 AM

Robbie Ray failed to provide length in Thursday's loss to the Braves, yielding two runs on six hits over five innings.

Ray wasn't pummeled on Thursday, but it was an inefficient outing nonetheless. He walked four and struck out seven on the evening, throwing just 66 of his 108 pitches for strikes. It was a stark difference from his beautiful 13-strikeout, one-hit performance against the Padres last time out. This is the kind of inconsistency that makes Ray a maddening fantasy asset. For the season, he holds a 4.28 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 181/54 K/BB ratio across 145 innings. A road showdown with the Giants shows next on his schedule.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 12:38:00 AM

Robbie Ray was dominant for seven innings, punching out 13 batters while allowing only one hit and one walk in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Saturday.

Could this be a breakout game for the young left-hander? He has been fanning batters at an elite rate all year but does not have the wins and ERA to match. He is a must-own in all leagues despite his 7-11 record and 4.31 ERA. The 24-year-old is poised for better things. He has 174 strikeouts and 50 walks in 140 innings.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 12:19:00 AM

Robbie Ray yielded two runs -- one earned -- in five innings Monday in a win over the Mets.

Ray allowed eight hits, walked two and threw 107 pitches to get his 15 outs, so it wasn't exactly a stellar outing. Even with his 161 strikeouts in 133 innings for the season, he's been quite a disappointment. He's 6-11 with a 4.47 ERA.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 02:06:00 AM

Robbie Ray fired seven shutout innings against the Mets on Wednesday but got stuck with a no-decision as the Diamondbacks' bullpen blew the lead in the ninth inning in a game they would ultimately win 3-2 in twelve innings.

He gave up three hits and didn't walk anyone while fanning four. He really deserved a win for his efforts tonight but closer Jake Barrett coughed up the lead before the Diamondbacks won it in the 12th. The 24-year-old Ray has run into some tough luck this year. He has a 5-11 record and 4.57 ERA despite having one of the best strikeout rates in the majors. He has 156 strikeouts and 47 walks in 128 innings. He will hope for better fortune in a rematch with the Mets on Monday.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 12:25:00 AM

Robbie Ray proved ineffective in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals, yielding six runs (five earned) on eight hits over six innings.

Ray allowed two runs through the first four innings before the Nationals broke the game open with a four-run fifth. Wilson Ramos' three-run home run served as the big blow in the frame, while Chris Heisey followed with a solo dinger of his own as the Nats went back-to-back. With his nine strikeouts on Tuesday, Ray has fanned 30 batters over his last 16 2/3 innings (three starts). In that same span, he has also allowed 17 runs. Thus is the frustrating nature of Robbie Ray. He will bring a 4.83 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 152/47 K/BB ratio (121 innings) into a road date with the Mets in his next scheduled start.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 01:31:00 AM

Robbie Ray struck out 11 but suffered a loss Thursday against the Brewers, yielding five runs over 5 2/3 innings.

He gave up five hits -- including a two-run homer -- and walked a pair, needing 101 pitches to cover the 5 2/3 frames. Only Jose Fernandez and Max Scherzer have a better K/9 this season than Ray's 11.2 mark, but the southpaw has also put up a 4.70 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Quite the mixed bag. He'll face the Nationals next time out.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Robbie Ray struck out 10 batters against only one walk, but was charged with six runs -- three earned -- in his five innings of work during a loss to the Reds on Saturday.

Ray had great stuff tonight but was victimized by a Jake Lamb three-run error and a Jay Bruce three-run bomb. Ray has a fantastic 132 strikeouts in 109 1/3 innings. His ability to whiff batters has not translated to run prevention so far this year. He will take his 5-9 record and 4.53 ERA into a start in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Robbie Ray dazzled in Sunday's victory over the Dodgers, punching out seven over seven scoreless innings.

The left-hander scattered just four hits on the afternoon while walking two. The Diamondbacks bullpen then did their best to try to spoil Ray's fifth victory, allowing five runs in their two innings of work, but luckily they were able to hang on. Ray will bring a 4.49 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 09:53:00 PM

Robbie Ray allowed three runs on six hits over five innings in a loss to the Giants on Saturday.

It seems like it's always the same story with Ray -- strong strikeout totals (he fanned seven Giants on Saturday) but too many hits, too many runs and not enough innings. The loss was his third straight, dropping him to 4-8 on the year. Ray will carry a 4.81 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into the season's second half.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 08:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3Chris Iannetta
4Oscar Hernandez
5Josh Thole
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
3Domingo Leyba
4Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
4Dawel Lugo
5Jack Reinheimer
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Gregor Blanco
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Oswaldo Arcia
3Reymond Fuentes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Archie Bradley
5Shelby Miller
6Patrick Corbin
7Braden Shipley
8Anthony Banda
9Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8Rubby De La Rosa
9Zack Godley
10Jimmie Sherfy
11Tyler Jones
12Keyvius Sampson
13JJ Hoover
14Kevin Jepsen